Apple Announces Free 'Everyone Can Create' Curriculum for Teachers

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Apple announced Everyone Can Create, a new free curriculum for teachers, during its "Let's Take a Field Trip" event at Chicago's Lane Technical High School today.

Everyone Can Create makes it fun and easy for teachers to integrate drawing, music, filmmaking or photography into their existing lesson plans for any subject. The new curriculum joins Apple's successful Everyone Can Code initiative as one-of-a-kind programs for teachers that keep students excited and engaged.
Apple says the new curriculum is designed to take advantage of the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support, which was also unveiled on Tuesday, costing $299 for schools. The curriculum includes a range of free learning resources and teaching guides to help teachers include drawing, music, filmmaking or photography into lessons, topics, and assignments.

It also features teacher and student guides, lessons, ideas and examples to aid teachers in bringing more creativity and new communication skills into existing subjects like English, math, science and history, according to Apple. For instance, students can use the iPad's built-in camera to learn about fractals, or use Apple Pencil and apps like Tayasui Sketches to learn about symmetry.

The curriculum feeds into Apple's other software announcements at Tuesday's event, including the new Schoolwork app that helps teachers create assignments and keep on top of student progress, and a new teaching assistant Mac application called Classroom, which helps teachers manage student iPads while guiding students through lessons.

Apple will begin teaching the Everyone Can Create curriculum as part of its regular Today at Apple sessions for educators.

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charlituna

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Better paid and more motivated teachers that don’t have to deal with political crap would be a good start.
While you are not wrong, it is a different conversation than whether tech can and should be used in the classroom.
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Apple executives should be honest; its not really "free". Its baked into the cost of the hardware.
More like yeah its free, to lure you into buying the hardware
 

Caseysweb

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While you are not wrong, it is a different conversation than whether tech can and should be used in the classroom.
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More like yeah its free, to lure you into buying the hardware
Don’t know if you can categorize an iPad as bringing tech into the classroom as an iPad is still more for entertainment then for productivity. It still lacks the most basic features needed to be useful for tech and productivity eg, NO File System, Mouse control, IDE, multitasking, printer and driver support, etc... We are just dumming our children down by giving them these fun toys with colorful games and telling them to learn on them.
I teach tech classes at a k-8 school btw.
While you are not wrong, it is a different conversation than whether tech can and should be used in the classroom.
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More like yeah its free, to lure you into buying the hardware
 

charlituna

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Don’t know if you can categorize an iPad as bringing tech into the classroom as an iPad is still more for entertainment then for productivity.
that same old tired line that Google puts out to push Chromebooks, Microsoft puts out to push Surface. It was BS then and it still is.

maybe its more for YOUR entertainment than YOUR productivity. but some of us have jobs where the iPad is not only useful, its more useful than even a MacBook Air. stop claiming the iPad is a toy simply because you can't figure out how to be productive with it
 
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Black Tiger

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Don’t know if you can categorize an iPad as bringing tech into the classroom as an iPad is still more for entertainment then for productivity. It still lacks the most basic features needed to be useful for tech and productivity eg, NO File System, Mouse control, IDE, multitasking, printer and driver support, etc... We are just dumming our children down by giving them these fun toys with colorful games and telling them to learn on them.
I teach tech classes at a k-8 school btw.
There is a marked difference between computer classes and what is called educational technology. The latter’s purpose is not to teach high tech skills but to facilitate learning, which is what Apple is proposing the iPad can do. It is likely, though, that chrome books are still a better choice for ease of deployment and cost savings. Realistically, BYOD is the only way to stop tech from being the money pit in school budgets that it already is. Cut the tech budget to the minimum and put the savings towards paying teachers better.
 

charlituna

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There is a marked difference between computer classes and what is called educational technology. The latter’s purpose is not to teach high tech skills but to facilitate learning, which is what Apple is proposing the iPad can do.
yep and I would expect someone who teaches tech to know the difference and to know what Apple is doing with their tech
 
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